New ABA book examines the pros and cons of becoming a solo practitioner

CHICAGO, June 30, 2017 — Prelaws, law students and recent graduates, as well as seasoned practitioners, will eventually come to a point in their law journey when they must decide where they best fit into the legal profession. An option may be to become a solo practitioner.


The new release “Solo Lawyer By Design: A Plan for Success in Any Practice” provides the tools to help weather the rapidly changing marketing developments that present new and difficult challenges to a successful practice. It also opens doors to opportunities to expand the reader’s area of influence in new and efficient ways. This book is a resource that enables the reader to better understand opportunities and obstacles that may be encountered as a lawyer explores becoming established as a solo practitioner. This valuable information can help decide whether solo practice is the right choice.

“Solo Lawyer by Design” is the culmination of author Gary P. Bauer’s efforts to help students and graduates succeed in the business of law. A professor of law at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School since 1993, Bauer is a former captain in the United States Air Force and has a master’s degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University. The book is project of the ABA
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.


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